Placeholder image for English Language Football Programme

English Language Football Programme, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 26 days
Stamford, United Kingdom
The FootballCV Academy run English Language Football Programmes for players aged 16 and over from around the world. We offer full-time, short course and summer camps with English Language courses.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised


  • FootballCV has linked up with Stamford Academy, a specialist English language centre, to offer a General English course for players seeking to improve their English language skills, whilst studying towards an internationally-recognised Cambridge ESOL English language exam.
  • Stamford Academy's teaching is accredited by the British Council and the Academy itself is certified as a Cambridge ESOL Exam Preparation Centre.The course is designed to focus on developing the four key language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • Before players begin the course, (or on arrival in England) students will sit an Oxford University Press online English language test to determine their level of English and to help the Academy's teachers prepare and plan a suitable course of study for each individual student.The course has two main aims. The first is to provide a balanced programme of study, placing emphasis on traditional areas of learning such as grammar and pronunciation whilst also focusing on contemporary, practical English which students in the UK will regularly encounter outside of the classroom.The second is to help prepare players to sit one of four main English language exams provided by Cambridge ESOL - Key English Test (KET), Preliminary English Test (PET), Cambridge First (FCE) Cambridge Advanced (CAE).The course uses material from a wide range of sources to keep the teaching interesting and varied. As part of their studies, players are provided with a course book and CD-ROM appropriate to their level of English. This course book is for the student to keep and helps to provide a useful, structured resource for learning both independently and inside the classroom.Small class sizes are essential to optimising learning on an English language course. With this in mind, class sizes for the General English courses are currently capped at 12 students – so early registration is recommended.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 26 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

There will be 5 lessons per week. Each lesson will be 3 hours in total with a 30 minute break.Students on the course are given a short placement test and an informal interview to assess their level of English before being placed into the appropriate class. The four week courses will consist of:

  • 15 hours of English Language learning in small groups at various levels i.e beginner, intermediate or advanced.
  • Receive expert coaching from UEFA qualified coaches and play matches at the FootballCV Academy.
  • Excursions with an English football theme, for example a tour of Wembley Stadium.
  • All welfare, accommodation, meals and travel costs are included in the price.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Short Course:

  • Select dates and contact FootballCV Academy to make booking.
  • Once payment is confirmed we will send out a confirmation letter.
  • Make travel arrangements.
  • Attend course.
English Language Course (1 – 4 weeks):
  • Select dates and contact FootballCV Academy to make booking.
  • Once payment is confirmed we will send out a confirmation letter.
  • Make travel arrangements.
  • Inform FootballCV Academy of travel arrangements. Please note Airport Transfers can be arranged for you.
  • Attend course.

Tuition Fee

  • £699 per week.

Living costs for Stamford

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?